Yves Saint Laurent 1971 shocking collection at Pierre Bergé

Yves Saint Laurent 1971 shocking collection at Pierre Bergé

After the release in 2014 of the two biopics that were devoted to him, Yves Saint Laurent is again under the spotlight with the exhibition "Yves Saint Laurent 1971: the collection of the scandal," presented at Pierre Bergé Foundation (Paris 16e ). This "elagant" exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover the history of this collection, inspired of fashion during the occupation and was strongly criticized by the press. This 1971 collection was an earthquake in the world of fashion.

This collection, called "Liberation" or "Forty" is directly inspired by ready-to-wear years marked by war, specifically the Paris of the Occupation. Yves Saint Laurent refers to it through the short dresses, platform shoes, square shoulders and a very pressing makeup.

The collection makes the history of fashion, not only because it produced the scandal, but because it opens the way to current retro that will rage until the end of the twentieth century.

All figures unveiled in 1971 will not be exposed to the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, but visitors will discover a selection of creations, as well as original sketches by the designer for this couture line.

The exhibition will also highlight the vintage photos of the parade, the prints made by great photographers for magazines, accessories, and embroidery samples. Press reviews will also be available on iPad.

If you're staying at one of Hotel Powers, you're withing a walking distance for Pierre Bergé foundation. 

Pierre Bergé Foundation

Address5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris

Phone01 44 31 64 00

Rates: €7